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Master of Science in
Civil and Architectural Engineering
(Bachelor programme)

About the programme
Quota 1 2019:  All admitted   |   Quota 2 2019: -  
Language
: Danish  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August/September

Introduction

The BSc programme in Civil and Architectural Engineering is only offered in Danish.


As a construction engineer, you will be designing, planning and constructing buildings and installations. Through dialogue and cooperation with engineers, architects and others, you will be creating safe, climate-adapted and sustainable buildings and infrastructure. In other words, construction engineers help to develop the built environment through creative, innovative and environmentally conscious use of new materials, design principles and digital tools. You will be able to steer your programme in any direction you choose. Focus on building construction or infrastructure and geotechnics will take you to planning and designing high-rise buildings, bridges, wind turbines, and other structures. On the other hand, focus on building design aimed at innovative structural design or indoor climate and building physics will take you to designing  the buildings of the future, such as office buildings, hospitals and schools, etc., with innovative structural designs and a holistic approach to achieve a healthy, productive, and comfortable indoor climate with minimal resource consumption.

Studying at the university

The Civil and Architectural Engineering programme is a combination of class and group teaching, theoretical exercises, field trips, use of advanced technology, and laboratory and project work. The combination of activities ensures that there is never very far from theory to practice. You will master the mathematical, scientific and technological core disciplines within construction, as well as cross-disciplinary collaboration. Your teachers and supervisors will be internationally recognised senior researchers in construction. You will spend most of your time at Navitas, which is centrally located in Aarhus with a view over the harbour. You will be part of an extensive engineering environment with more than 3,500 engineering students.

Career opportunities

The BSc in Civil and Architectural Engineering programme qualifies you for direct admission to the two-year Master of Science in Engineering in Civil and Architectural Engineering programme. With this under your belt, you will be able to pursue a career as a specialist and problem-solver across the entire construction sector, and you will be able to take part independently and professionally in engineering and interdisciplinary collaboration, both nationally and internationally. The programme targets society's stated need for competent, innovative and creative engineers, and you can pursue a career as a consulting engineer, at a firm of architects, at a material manufacturer, at a research and knowledge institution, or for a government agency, for example as a specialist within geotechnics, design of steel, wood or concrete structures, or as an expert in the design of modern, high-tech low-energy buildings.

The front runner in technology

Ever since industrialisation, engineering graduates have been front runners in the technological revolution, and their technical insight and theoretical understanding have helped build bridges between research and reality. There is just a short step from theory to practice, and you will get an internationally recognised programme at high academic and theoretical level, which will enable you to independently analyse and resolve technical issues and create holistic buildings that integrate technology with aesthetics and meet society's rapidly growing demands for knowledge about the design of sustainable, functional buildings with inherent architectural qualities.

Admission requirements

Admission area number: 22137

To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:

1. A qualifying examination 

2. Grade requirements: You will need both an average grade of at least 7.0 on your overall qualifying examination (incl. any bonus for extra A-level subjects) and an average grade of at least 7.0 in Mathematics A specifically (on the Danish 7-point grading scale).

3. The following specific admission requirements (note: awaiting final confirmation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science):

  • Danish A
  • English B
  • Mathematics A

And one of these combinations:

  • Physics B and Chemistry C or
  • Physics B and Biotechnology A or
  • Geoscience A and Chemistry C

If there are one or more subjects which you have not completed, you can take them as supplementary courses at upper secondary school level or a summer supplementary courses (conditional admission).

The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July of the year of application, unless you are applying for conditional admission.

If you don’t meet the grade requirements

If you don’t meet, or don’t expect to meet, the grade requirements of an average grade of at least 7.0 in your qualifying examination and an average grade of at least 7.0 in Mathematics A, you can apply for admission through an entrance examination. Completing the entrance examination is equivalent to fulfilling the grade requirements, but does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who wish to take part in the entrance examination must apply before the deadline on 15 March at 12:00 (quota 2)

Quota 2

Like quota 1 applicants, quota 2 applicants must have passed a qualifying examination, and they must also fulfil the specific admission requirements above. All quota 2 applicants will be invited to take an entrance examination.

Read more about quota 2 and the entrance examination

If there are more qualified applicants than quota 2 places, the applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  1. Your score from the entrance examination
  2. Your average grade in Mathematics A
  3. A concrete assessment of your academic qualifications for admission (for example average grade from your qualifying examination, special permission or similar relevant selection criteria)

Regarding admission 2020

If there are more qualified candidates than the number of seats in quota 2, the following criteria will be included in an overall assessment of the applications:

  • Score from the admission test
  • Average of particularly relevant subjects (quota 2 subjects, see below)

Quota 2 subjects:

  • Mathematics A

And one of these combinations:

  • Physics B and Chemistry C or
  • Physics B and Biotechnology A or
  • Geoscience A and Chemistry C
 

Degree Programme Structure

Academic regulations

Here you can find the academic regulations for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Civil and Architectural Engineering.

In the study programme diagram for the Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Architectural Engineering you can click on the various subjects to read the individual course descriptions.

Student life

The daily routine

Navitas will be your daily base, centrally located in the heart of Aarhus, and you will be part of the university's historical environment, which today is home to a total of 40,000 students and 4,000 internationally recognised researchers.

Your days on the programme will be spent on lectures, project work, classroom instruction, laboratory work and problem-solving, and there will be plenty of opportunity to socialise with your fellow students. Together, you will organise social events and parties and will be working closely in project groups in which you will forge close relationships both academically and socially.

Teaching is research-based, and therefore you will have access to the latest advances within your field from day one. At the same time, you will be participating in scientific project work with the university's top researchers in the field, and they will also be your teachers and supervisors.

The university and the city

At Aarhus University, you will be part of an extensive engineering environment with more than 3,500 engineering students. Aarhus has deep historical roots and is one of Denmark's oldest cities, but the large number of students at the university make Aarhus one of Denmark's youngest cities, with an average age of 24 years.

You will therefore be able to get involved in both academic and social student associations. For example, you can enjoy a beer in the Friday bar with the other students, or you can participate in social and academic events such as those organised by the Danish Society of Engineers, IDA.

There is also RIA (Rådet for Ingeniørstuderende i Aarhus), which is the students' mouthpiece and gathering point for a better study environment. RIA is responsible for political and social interests for all students at Aarhus University and it is the hub of social events and activities for students.

You can also take part in the university’s student section of the Engineers Without Borders organisation, which makes an active contribution to a number of humanitarian projects abroad. You can join the Danish Youth Association of Science - UNF, which organises lectures, study visits and summer camps with scientific and technical content.

Career

The BSc in Civil and Architectural Engineering programme qualifies you for direct access to the two-year MSc in Engineering in Civil and Architectural Engineering programme which targets society’s stated need for creative engineers who can independently analyse and resolve technical issues and create holistic buildings that integrate technology with aesthetics and meet society's rapidly growing demands for knowledge about the design of sustainable, functional buildings with inherent architectural qualities.

The MSc in Engineering in Civil and Architectural Engineering gives you the following competences:

  • You master the central elements in construction and have detailed knowledge of key disciplines, methods, theories and technologies within construction.
  • You can independently plan, lead and carry out projects and utilise the results of these in an academically related decision-making process.
  • You can assess the applicability and appropriateness of theoretical, experimental and practical methods to analyse and solve academic questions and issues.
  • You can independently and critically structure your own competence development.
  • You can grasp new subject areas in a systematic and critical manner.
  • You can communicate academic questions and issues in both an academic and industrial forum.
  • You can enter into constructive collaboration and resolve issues on a scientific and technical background.
  • With an MSc in Engineering in Civil and Architectural Engineering, you can work at consulting engineer firms, contractors, property companies and in the building component industry. You can take part in projects within design, modelling, testing, development and management.

You will be joining an open labour market with a great need for qualified labour. With the skills and competences you will acquire from the programme, you will be able to participate independently and professionally in engineering and interdisciplinary collaboration across the entire construction sector - both nationally and internationally.

The programme provides career opportunities across the construction sector: at consulting engineers, construction companies, materials manufacturers, architect firms, public agencies, municipalities, the government, as well as research and knowledge institutions, and you will be able to work on projects within design, modelling, testing, development and process management.

PhD programme

If you want to, and if you have the skills, after your MSc in Engineering degree you can apply for a PhD programme in which, through a three-year research project in close collaboration with the department researchers, and through courses and individual supervision, you will be trained as a researcher.